I wore this to a recent bridal shower on a day that I wasn’t really feeling another of my summer dresses. Over the past few months I haven’t posted very many outfits, and part of the reason is that I’ve purchased very few things. Spring 2015 trends didn’t have much to offer me both body type and personal style-wise.
My mother and grandmother were both conservative dressers, and I personally just don’t wear crop tops, backless dresses, and shirts with large cut outs. And crop tops, backless dresses, and cut outs are about 99% of what’s been available lately. I feel like many of those styles are too young for me.
This top is Zara from 2011, and it has served me well over the years. The Reiss skirt is recent and still available. It also comes in navy, which I tried on in the store and am half-tempted to go back for. Reiss has steadily been replacing J.Crew in my affections. It is not inexpensive, so it’s best to make purchases on sale, but the quality and tailoring are excellent (two things I liked about the old J.Crew).
A centerpiece from the shower. I love a good mason jar, and these flowers are the perfect color to celebrate an upcoming fall wedding.
We also played fill-in-your-own-card bridal shower bingo. Despite my table’s best efforts at cheating (totally looked at the registry), I did not even come close to winning. When I think back to all the bridal shower games I’ve played, I don’t think I’ve ever won any of them. In fact, I think the winners are usually the great-grandmas and great-aunts.
Maybe I just haven’t been to enough showers and weddings yet.